Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

World silver for Ireland's Quigley

Ireland's Jason Quigley has won a silver medal at the World Championships in Kazakhstan.
Jason Quigley lost in the final of the World Championships

Ireland's Jason Quigley had to settle for a silver medal after losing his middleweight final in the World Championships in Almaty on Saturday.

Quigley was knocked down in the first round and dropped a unanimous decision to busy home Kazakh boxer Zhanibek Alimkhanuly.

The Donegal 22-year-old was the first Irish fighter to reach a men's world final and the second to claim a medal in Almaty with light-heavyweight Joe Ward taking bronze.

Quigley said: "It's just a shame I couldn't take it a step further. I would have loved to take home gold. I knew before I got in the ring that he was a good lad.

"I know when I go away and look at things I'll be happy with how I went. If anyone had told me beforehand I would have won a medal, I would have taken their arms off."

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